Study Guide #2 - Lake Travis ISD

Period Overview Test – Study Guide #2
Romantic to Modern/Contemporary
As we study each period in British history, you will be reading the corresponding chapter overviews in your
textbook. You will then be tested over the information. Use this guide to take notes and to study for your test.
Do not just copy down a sentence from the book. Instead, think about the significance of each concept, person,
or question given. That way you have a deeper understanding of the period as a whole and will be better
prepared for the test.
**Completion of this guide is worth one daily grade. Your study guide will be handed in on the date of the test.
Only handwritten work will be accepted
Due dates:
Romantic period: November 16th/17th
Victorian period: November 18th/19th
Modern/Contemporary period: December 3rd/4th
Test Date: December 9th/10th
The Romantic Period (pages 755-767 and 796-797)
1. What years encompass this time period? _________________________
2. French Revolution
3. George III
4. Social ills afflicting society
5. Act of Union
6. Napoleon Bonaparte
7. Industrial Revolution
8. Laissez faire
9. Luddite riots
10. Emotion vs. Reason
11. William Blake
12. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
13. Lake Poets
14. Familiar essays
15. George Gordon, Lord Byron
16. Byronic hero
17. Mary Shelley
18. Late Modern English (see yellow box page 762)
19. John Keats
20. Revolt against Neoclassicism (pages 796-797)
21. Love of nature (pages 796-797)
The Victorian Period (pages 915-927 and 968-969)
1. What years encompass this time period? _________________________
2. Queen Victoria
3. Changing language (see yellow box page 916)
4. The Great Exhibition of 1851
5. Condition of the middle class
6. Conditions of the poor
7. British Imperialism
8. Impact of Romantic poetry on the poetry of the Victorians
9. Charles Dickens
10. Realism (additional information in the yellow box on page 920)
11. Psychological realism
12. Victorian novels
13. Victorian viewpoints
14. Matthew Arnold
15. Thomas Hardy
16. Naturalism
17. Growth and Development of Fiction (pages 968-969)
The Modern and Contemporary Period (pages 1101-1115)
1. What years encompass this time period? _________________________
2. Edward VII
3. Great War / World War I
4. Siegfried Sassoon
5. Depression
6. Benito Mussolini
7. Joseph Stalin
8. Adolf Hitler
9. What was a significant difference between World War I and World War II for the
10. Easter Rising
11. Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
12. Nationalism
13. Commonwealth of Nations
14. William Butler Yeats
15. Modernism (additional information in yellow box on page 1106 and on pages 1114-1115)
16. Sigmund Freud
17. Stream of consciousness
18. Avant-garde
19. Bloomsbury Group
20. Irish Literary Renaissance
21. Changing language (see yellow box on page 1108)
22. Responses to War and Colonialism
23. Postmodernism and Samuel Beckett
24. Big Brother (page 1112)
25. Children’s Literature (page 1113)